2 Sectional Assembly & Installation Items Needed for Installation6D Galvanized ScrewsSilicone1 ½” x 1 ½” x 3” Wooden Blocks – Qty 4ShimsTape
3 Sectional Assembly & Installation 1. Plastic fasteners are included in the packaging of the sectional shower you have purchased. Keep those handy, as they will be necessary during installation.Please read and follow all manufacturers recommendations.
4 Sectional Assembly & Installation 2. Measure the area intended for installation to insure that the unit is the correct hand and size for the area. Once this is confirmed remove the nuts and screws used to hold the sections together, as well as other packing material from the bathing unit.
5 Sectional Assembly & Installation 3. Complete framing. Always have a framing member behind each flange. (Horizontal between vertical studs as well.)4. Insure framing is plumb and square.5. A 5” diameter opening in the floor should be provided for all units to permit clearance for 2” IPS and drain. Other avenues must be taken on barrier free units. This in noted in the barrier free installation instructions.
6 Sectional Assembly & Installation 6. Locate supply lines and showerhead; mark on back (reinforced surface) of unit. After rechecking marks, drill ¼” pilot holes.7. Place cardboard inside of the unit as a mat while working inside of unit. Working from inside of finished side of unit, using proper hole saw, cut holes for supply lines and showerhead.
7 Sectional Assembly & Installation 8. The plastic fasteners provided are intended to be inserted through the holes on the base to stabilize the wall. For three and four piece units, the plastic fasteners are also intended to insert from one wall to another for stabilization. On the vertical seam, from the front of the unit the plastic fastener must be installed left to right.
8 Sectional Assembly & Installation 9. Apply a bead of silicone to the inside head of the plastic fasteners. Insert the plastic fasteners in the holes on the base ledge coming in from the bottom (outside) and pushing them upward so they point toward the ceiling. The head and silicone should make contact to the bottom ledge of the base. For three piece units, after applying the silicone to the head of the plastic fasteners for the walls, insert them from the backside through the holes in the vertical seams on the left wall (the wall to the left if you are standing in front of an installed unit) so they are facing the right and the heads of them are pressed firmly to the backside of the flanges. For four piece units, after applying the silicone to the head of the plastic fasteners for the walls, insert them on the two front vertical flanges of the back wall. These fasteners will be inserted from the backside and pressed through until the head of the fasteners fully contact the flanges. The fasteners will then be facing out towards the front of the shower.
9 Sectional Assembly & Installation Place the bottom of the unit into position. Level and plumb the base unit. Shim under the back leg of the unit and secure the shim. Fasten the shower base using 6D-galvanized screws to the framing members on 8” centers vertically and on 16” centers horizontally around the top. An adhesive should be applied to the bottom of the shim to permanently secure it in place when shimming on concrete. When shimming on wooden floors, nail the shim in place to prevent movement. A minimum of two shims should be used on each unit to insure proper support and a solid base.The silicone at the head of the fasteners should be allowed time to dry.
10 Sectional Assembly & Installation Using 4 wooden blocks and tape, place two wooden blocks on the back ledge, each being ¼ of the distance from each side and one on each side at the midpoint. Lightly tape the wooden blocks into place. They will be used to temporarily space the wall above the base while it is being placed.Place a continuous bead of silicone on the base between the inside edge of the base and the holes. For three and four piece units, apply a continuous bead of silicone up the vertical seam between the holes for the fasteners and the front or inside edge of the wall.
11 Sectional Assembly & Installation Place the wall/walls on top of the wooden blocks. One by one remove the back two wooden blocks taking care to align the plastic fasteners into the holes drilled on the underside of the wall. Repeat the process for the two sides. For three-piece units, place the left wall on the base resting it on the wooden blocks and lightly clamp it in the framing members to hold it in place. Place the other wall on the other two wooden blocks and slide it towards the other wall. Take care to maintain an alignment of the plastic fasteners into and through the receiving holes on the opposite wall. Press the two walls together closing the seam and compressing the silicone between the two walls for a “water tight” fit. For four-piece units, after placing the back wall and temporarily clamping it, guide each sidewall toward the back wall with the corresponding holes in the sidewall flanges directed toward the fasteners on the back wall. Press the sidewalls to the back wall creating a tight seam.Press the shower wall down firmly onto the base of the shower insuring that the plastic fasteners pass through the holes on the wall.
12 Sectional Assembly & Installation 16. Insure the shower wall is plumb and square. Fasten the shower wall using 6D-galvanized screws to the framing members on 8” centers vertically and on 16” centers horizontally around the top. Proceed with plumbing hook ups. Water test all connections before enclosing behind the unit.
13 Sectional Assembly & Installation Silicone all seams on the front side with a smooth continuous bead. After application, moisten a finger and smooth the bead for an adequate finish.For three-piece units, place the bead of silicone up the vertical seam to prevent leakage.
14 Installation of Grab Bars and Shower Rods Sectional Assembly & Installation Additional Notes and Modifications for Barrier Free and Fab UnitsBarrier Free Product19. For barrier free units, refer to the barrier free installation instructions for the proper installation procedure for the floor of the unit. This procedure must be put into practice before the unit is set into place.Installation of Grab Bars and Shower Rods20. For three and four piece units that have grab bars that secure across a seam, exercise the following practices: a) remove the curtain rod, b) for units with an I-bar that secure twice on one wall and once on the other wall across the seam, place the wall that only has the one installation point on the bottom and secure it. Place the other wall into position. As it is being installed, place silicone around the hole on the inside and backside and put the through bolt into the hole on the first wall. Place the 3” x 3” plate around the bolt and tighten up the nut. Be careful not to over tighten. Reinstall the curtain rod using grommets. Secure the backside of the curtain rod with liquid nails, c) for units with U-wrap bars, take the bar from both walls and install both walls. Place silicone around the holes where the bar installs and also around the holes on the backside of the unit. Put the bar into place. Run the bolts through the holes and secure them from the back using both the 3” x 3” metal plate and the nut provided. Do not over tighten. Reinstall the curtain rod using the grommet provided. Secure the backside of the curtain rod with liquid nail.